Social Engineering: the process of facilitating social situations to advantage. Hacking the wetware...
Evony Online's Glass Ceiling
By now, everyone is, of course, quite sick of seeing the buxom ads deployed to entice new players for Evony. Being rather burnt out on everything else available on the market, I've been giving it a try. No, there isn't any comely wench in-game, of any sort, that I've found. But, it is free, after all, right..? Right?
Except they nerfed medals...
You can play for free until you get out of newbie-mode by trying to advance beyond Knight, which requires these medals, see?
Slashdot Slashdots the Internet, Featuring Your Site!
What is the sound of a billion souls crying out in the dark "how did I get here?"
St.Ego in xarPolitics: Xaraya Project Management Committee Elected
Over the years, various people have scoffed at my aspirations of political involvement. Astrologically, I am a Leo, and I fulfill that stereotype quite well, if I do say so. Leo's are typically attributed with leadership skills and a strong inclination to use them. I am no exception. I was a supervisor almost as soon as I was hired on in many of the jobs that I have held over the years. Let's say that I just... have a tendency to take over.
As of this month, I am now officially a member of the Xaraya PMC (Project Management Committee), the body responsible for maintaining and supporting the Xaraya platform and it's developer communitee. Together with Marty Vance and Chris Powis, we will be responsible for ensuring that Xaraya continues to be the most viable web platform available.
Stay tuned for details about the Xaraya PMC and what it will be doing to start building the community. Not all of the developers have to work on the code; some of them have to work on the bigger picture.
It is my privilege and pleasure to serve alongside my fellow committee members. I look forward to posting here about my many successes with inspiring other leadership within the Xaraya community. This incredible tool is available to give web developers what they will find missing in any other FOSS platform on the market today. Welcome home and thank you for voting!
BloodFrontier FOSS FPS Gets Slashdotted
What does it mean to get "Slashdotted"?
If you have been online for a decent amount of time, you probably know about the news site for geeks called Slashdot.
From this, you may surmise that getting "Slashdotted" involves getting your site linked to in an article on Slashdot, resulting in a significant increase in your site traffic.
You would be correct. Very correct.
You may also surmise that this increase in traffic results in a corresponding increase in sales/leads/etc.
Me and the Mouse in my Pocket: The Proverbial "We"
While it may be crass and narcissistic to refer to yourself directly in the third person, you can bypass social mores by indirectly referring to yourself through use of the proverbial "we".
By emphasizing group solidarity, regardless of it's actual existence, you can safely distribute responsiblity for your statements. This is done through the simple expedient of substituting "we" for "I" in your statements.
Gay Marriage Law Repealed in California
Just when we thought that the nation was finally headed in the right direction, California no longer supports gay marriage. California.
Apparently, while everyone else was focused on making sure that Obama got elected, the religious right used the shift in focus to as a sabotage opportunity:
"Yes side sent certified letters to major donors threatening to "out" them in a press release unless they also contributed to the marriage ban."
In retribution, the "No" side is fighting back, and they are slinging the "Yes" side's own tactics right back at them. I guess nobody told the fundamentalists anything about living in "glass houses" should they decide to throw stones...
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AmmoLand.com (press release)
An Experiment in Crime Control & Social Engineering - One Free Shotgun at a ...
AmmoLand.com (press release)
Southern California --(Ammoland.com)- In the past I wrote about social engineering by politicians and the media. Private citizens perform experiments in social engineering as well. In this case some private citizens will give peace a chance, one free ...
Accent on social engineering in PCC revamp
With elections just about a year away, the Congress party's central leadership appears to have got into social engineering mode, giving backward classes, SC/ST and minorities prime place in the recasting of the much delayed Pradesh Congress Committee ...
Donald K. Carey: Social engineering is not the best way to fix everything
It seems making laws — social engineering — is the answer to all our problems. There are millions of people. It is inevitable that a percentage of them will do the unthinkable. So just make a law that says they don't exist. Without guns, there are ...
Social engineering to blame in Syrian Electronic Army hijack of the Onion
When the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked The Onion's Twitter account earlier this week, it was tough to tell if it was merely the satirical news site making fun the handful of major news organizations who've been hacked recently, or if it was a genuine ...
'Social engineering' worries some in Cong
The Asian Age
The Congress' emphasis on “social engineering” may push the upper castes towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and regional parties, feared a section of the party. The recent appointments of the PCC chiefs in Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand and Mumbai ...
Social engineering formula helped Congress win Karnataka elections
If the three-way division in the Bharatiya Janata Party vote was clearly the single biggest reason for the Congress' convincing victory in the recent Karnataka Assembly elections, perhaps the most significant element in the latter's electoral strategy ...